In Year 1, you’ll study classes in cells and their molecules, organisms and diseases and Bio-organic chemistry. These are all underpinned by the ‘Being a Biomolecular Scientist’ class which begins with basic laboratory skills, statistical and data analysis and presentation, report writing, health and safety and ethics.
In Year 2, you’ll gain an introduction to each of the four discipline biochemistry, immunology, microbiology and pharmacology again supported by the "Being a Biomolecular Scientist” class which develops various skills gained in Year 1. There’s a strong emphasis on practical laboratory skills and the development of generic skills such as scientific writing and problem-solving.
2020 entry requirements
4 Highers at AABB or AAAC including Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry at B plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Higher English preferred.
Widening Access entry:
4 or 5 Highers at AABB or AABCC including Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry at B plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Higher English preferred.
Entry to year 2 may be possible with Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at BB plus above.
Faculty of Science
Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences